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to a four year low as u.s. businesses add 146,000 jobs in november. we look behind the numbers. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. we meet the c.e.o.'s of three small businesses hiring right now. what they do and why they're looking for help. >> susie: and house speaker boehner accuses president obama of wasting another week in the fiscal cliff negotiations. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the job market is proving to be surprisingly resilient. american employers hired 146,000 workers in november, much more than expected. and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7%, the lowest level since december of 2008. as erika miller reports, that wasn't the only surprise in today's report. >> reporter: almost no one on wall street saw this good news coming. there was every reason to think hiring would be weak last month. after all, many parts of the east coast are still recovering from devastation caused by superstorm sandy. >> i think the most likely explanation here is sandy's impact was significant but was so short-lived that it didn't extend to the sample period of the employment report whi
Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
is going up to space and how the economy's going and the fact that people want to be here in the u.s. we've also found growth through process and our process takes what i call collaborative work forces methodology in a training program that allows them to accomplish great things. >> tell me just a little bit about this process. >> we hire typically high school graduates. and we bring them in and we assess their skills and their training and what they have to offer. we put them through a training program to train them towards a task or particular set of tasks. >> 100 nerves in 100 days. where did you get to the point where you were on this nerd drive. how did you get here and how is the drive going. >> we started in november with 100 nerds and 100 day modeled after a pbs member drive. and the deal is that if you were known to us and you get an interview we send you a hundred bucks. if we end up hiring the person we send you another 400 bucks and we're trying to get to a hundred nerds in as many days. i think right now we've had about 900 applications submitted and we've hired 189 people.
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journal" reported that u.s. air made an all-stock offer for amr that would value the two airlines at $8.5 billion. and finally larry, more companies getting on the increase or accelerated dividend bandwagon today including familiar names. phillips 66, macy's, vr horton. leading the pack seaboard dividend accelerator of $12 a share covers the next four years, larry. that is basically saying the rates might kick in and stay in. >> i think it's absolutely a statement about their worries about tax policy. brian shackman, thank you very much. >>> let's be honest, folks. today's jobs report was okay. it was all right. but it's still way below potential. nothing to write home about. question, how do we put some real torque into this economy? make it a real american recovery story? i want 300,000 jobs a month, not just 150. we're going have a debate about it up next. [ male announcer ] when this hotel added aflac to provide a better benefits package... oahhh! [ male announcer ] it made a big splash with the employees. [ duck yelling ] [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ mal
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's move on to jobs, charles blow. u.s. created 146,000 jobs in november, higher than predicted. clearly jack walsh's theory, obama was cooking the books, probably cannot be true now. unemployment 7.7%, lowest in four years. most interesting story of the week, though, because i campaigned about this pretty relentlessly, apple have announced they are going to bring jobs back to america. let's play how i have been trying to force this issue for quite some time. >> companies like apple, you have ten times as many employees in china now than america. what do you think of the concept of moral capitalism? i feel strongly about companies like apple, for example, who outsource all the jobs to china, a lot of it comes back here. >> i have a problem with this. apple makes $100 billion but apple employs more people in china than it does in america. that to me is wrong. >> now, there is a globalization aspect to this and what i don't want to do is tell a company like apple look, you can't be a global business anymore because you've got to bring it all back to america. that's not what this is about.